Watersmeet, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Watersmeet, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Watersmeet Census Designated Place had a population of 391 as of July 1, 2018. Watersmeet ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watersmeet is located at latitude 46.2677 and longitude -89.1779 in Gogebic County. The formal boundaries for the Watersmeet Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gogebic County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,604 feet.

The Watersmeet Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628673) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Watersmeet Census Designated Place is located within Township of Watersmeet, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gogebic County.

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Watersmeet, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 391
Population in Households 390
Population in Familes 304
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 43
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $42,554
Average Household Income $54,520
Per Capita Income $23,832


Total Housing Units 232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (29.7%)
Median Home Value $92,553
Average Home Value $159,743


Total Households 163
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 103
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.09% -1.15%
Households -1.06% -1.13%
Families -1.22% -1.19%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Watersmeet, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watersmeet to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 576 17th
Population Density # 688 1st
Diversity Index # 64 91st
Median Household Income # 459 34th
Per Capita Income # 364 48th

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